Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicHealthcare in India

Topic: Healthcare in India

Who’s stopping an Indian Medical Service? The govt — it thinks IAS officers are enough

Currently, IAS officers are in charge of a district's issues, and their education excludes medical knowledge. It's why we need an IMS.

No income bar, free OPD — why Odisha says its health insurance scheme trumps Ayushman Bharat

Odisha hasn’t implemented Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat, claiming the homegrown Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) is better. ThePrint travelled across the state to find out how it works.

Here’s the answer for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi. And it’s beyond any question

India, under the leadership of PM Modi, has emerged as one of the most powerful nations. From defence to dignity — there's been progress on all fronts.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has a ‘missing women’ problem. It needs to be addressed

Financial independence, changing mindsets, equal opportunities, and breaking social barriers are key to getting more women vaccinated in India.

Financial burden of child births is rising in India – even in free public health facilities

ISEC Bangalore researchers studied NFHS data to find that out-of-pocket expenditure for a normal delivery at a public facility is higher for rural households (Rs 5,368) than urban (Rs 4,330).

Why India can’t figure out what a third wave of Covid will look like

The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.

Private sector filled the gap in health that govt created. Don’t ask for the moral price

Healthcare costs in private hospitals are a problem of regulation, not so much of the business model. Businesses can't sustain without profits.

Rich outlive poor by 7.5 years, upper caste women live 15 years more than Dalits: Oxfam report

The Oxfam report underscores how inequalities were evident during the Covid pandemic, when the poor couldn’t access healthcare services.

How Ziqitza Healthcare paramedics ensured safe transfer and care of 44,000 Covid patients

Ziqitza Healthcare Limited, which runs 108 Ambulance services, has been one of the leading players in India’s emergency medical services industry since 2005.

Indian healthcare needs foreign medical graduates. Draft rules do just the opposite

National Medical Commission’s overtly stringent draft regulations will end up creating a new set of barriers for graduates who have done MBBS in foreign universities.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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